June 25, 2013 |
When Carol Wolf and Ana Maria Garcia went shopping for wedding outfits, they effectively outed themselves at every store. Yes, they were getting married - to each other. "And I have to say," Wolf said, "we met nothing but joy and happiness. " Which was something of a relief. To be gay, she said, can be to live in wait of the next insult or poor joke. It took years for Wolf's church, the Quaker meeting in Abington, to endorse the concept of same-sex marriage. When it did, people immediately turned to her and Garcia: "So when are you getting married?"
June 2, 2002 |
Ellen DeGeneres is looking for advice on how to do a talk show. The comedian told New York Magazine that she'd want sexpot Anna Nicole Smith as the first guest on her syndicated talk show set to begin in fall of 2003. For now, DeGeneres is concentrating on her comedy tour, which comes to New York on June 19. With TV station managers sitting in the audience wherever she performs, "I don't think it's an audition so much as it is a reassurance that I'm not some big, scary, gay-agenda woman.
February 20, 1997 |
"I mean, if it were Playboy, that would be another thing. " - Tennis pro Steffi Graf, on her poses in the current Sports illustrated swimsuit issue Alan Parker, director of the movie musical "Evita," is not being a team player. For the past week, everyone surrounding Madonna, the movie's star, has gamely stuck to the party line: Madonna was too busy to even listen to the announcements of Academy Award nominations. Madonna would have loved to have been nominated, but she's very happy with her Golden Globe.
August 7, 2001 |
BUBBA HAS GOT himself a hell of a deal. Former Commander-in-Chief Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton said yesterday that he will write his much sought-after memoirs. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf did not disclose the terms, but the Washington Post reported on its Web site that he'd collect a cool $10 million - the largest advance ever for a nonfiction book. The untitled memoir is scheduled for release in 2003. "I am very pleased to be associated with the distinguished publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf," Clinton said in a statement issued by the publisher.
March 4, 1997 |
"There's a detriment to being too good-looking, but I think that has evened out as I've aged. " - "Law & Order's" Carey Lowell, aging model She's out. On television? Yes, it's official. In real life? Well, we supply the photographic evidence to your right. Draw your own conclusions. More on that later. ABC did confirm yesterday that after months of unseemly fidgeting, Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom character on "Ellen" will make a "startling self-discovery" about her sexual identity.
September 12, 2000 |
QUOTE "The actors who do commercials are as much a part of the union as any major star. We're all in this together. Scabs can go to hell. " - "Frasier's" John Mahoney, on the stars' support for striking union actors Anne Heche was forced to mention the name of her ex, Ellen DeGeneres, in public the other day. It didn't go well. Heche was accepting an award from Hollywood's Women in Film group for her work directing a segment of "If These Walls Could Talk II," which starred DeGeneres and Sharon Stone.
May 18, 2005 |
Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue, 36, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo immediate treatment. In a statement, Minogue, who hit big in '01 with Fever, said her Australian Showgirl Tour will have to be canceled. "I . . . am sorry to have to disappoint my fans. Nevertheless, hopefully all will work out fine and I'll be back with you all again soon. " The BBC says Minogue's pop-star sister, Dannii, is cautiously optimistic: "The news is very upsetting. Although as the cancer has been diagnosed at such an early stage, we are all very optimistic that everything will be OK. " "We're all very thankful for the endless messages of love and support Kylie has been receiving.
December 25, 2010 |
They already give so freely of their essence, their soul, their very Geist . Yet, some entertainers even give to charity, a heartwarming thought in these days of giving. Just ask givers Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys , who gave so much support to charitable causes this year, they are No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on an annual list of the most charitable stars released by national do-gooder dot.org, DoSomething.org. Her Gagaship is recognized for her work on gay-rights issues, while Keep a Child Alive founder Keys has concentrated on the fight against HIV/AIDS.
March 5, 2014 |
WE WON'T know which Oscar-winning movies will see a bump at the box office until this weekend, but the telecast has already resulted in a number of winners who didn't leave with little gold men: * ABC, Ellen DeGeneres and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had a good night, as ratings for the telecast in the nation's 56 largest TV markets were up 7 percent over last year. Nielsen said yesterday that New York, Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago were the strongest markets for Sunday's telecast, in which "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture.
January 30, 2010 |
Will Smith for president? Will Smith for president! The Philly star's extraordinary wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, tells German rag Bunte (www.bunte.de) that the Enemy of the State star has genuine ambitions to become Leader of the State. "Will is thinking about going into politics," she says. "He once said he could imagine becoming a U.S. president. He wasn't joking. " But Jada may very well put the kibosh on his plans: "It's just not for me," she says of being first lady.